Culture

January 14, 2014

'Homeland' Is Sending Signals for the CIA, Say Conspiracy Theorists in Turkey
8:00 PM

In the season finale of the third season of "Homeland," Carrie Mathison, the bipolar CIA agent played by Claire Danes, is appointed as the Istanbul bureau chief to oversee the agency’s covert Iranian operation—the result of a season-long effort to pl

Your Email Address Isn't Personal Information. Get Over It.
3:29 PM

If you think people shouldn't have access to your email address, you must not remember the phone book.

Why Are We Afraid of Spiders? There Are Two Competing Theories.
2:12 PM

New archaeological finds raise questions about why we're so afraid of spiders.

January 13, 2014

Did God Make These Babies Moral?
Intelligent Design's oldest attack on evolution is as popular as ever
8:00 PM

Intelligent Design's oldest attack on evolution is as popular as ever.

The Women Who Changed Celebrity-Worship Forever
8:00 PM

A look at the lives of 6 provocative, uninhibited women. 

 

MoMA's Faux-Populist Expansion Makes it Look Like a Department Store
This is how you ruin a cultural institution
5:13 PM

Once upon a time the Museum of Modern Art was a home away from home for anybody who cared about modern art. This is how you destroy a major cultural institution.

Look to the Romans to Understand Hallucination
9:55 AM

A look to the past may help psychiatrists understand the inner workings of the human brain.

Last Night's Golden Globes Was The Best Kind of Awards Show
2:34 AM

The best moments from the very meta, very entertaining 2014 Golden Globes.

January 12, 2014

Downton Abbey's Cheap Embrace of Rape as a Plot Device
Depictions of violence against women are all over highbrow TV. This was the worst example yet.
11:17 PM

 After three years of forgotten plot twists and casually discarded characters, “Downton Abbey” has lost my trust in its ability to treat a storyline like this with anything approaching nuance. 

January 10, 2014

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: How George Orwell Embraced England

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Since whoever we are (save for a few sad Leninists) we all agree with George Orwell, it usually follows that Orwell must agree with us.

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